Picture Books

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son

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$16.95

Texas Institute of Letters, Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story
Best of Texas 2019, Lone Star Literary Life
Reading the West Award Nominee

How does a Mexican-American, the son of immigrants, a child of the border, la frontera, leave home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser's American Tragedy and Fitzgerald's Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty.

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9781947627338
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Publication Date: 
October 15, 2019
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BC

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
$17.99
$6.99
$6.99 - $17.99
He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.
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ISBN: 
9780689300721
Publication Date: 
1972
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Baby Beards!

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$8.99
BABY BEARDS is a book that explores the fun and excitement of healthy eating for a toddler. The BIG messes and HUGE smiles bring plenty of photo opportunities. Young children will love the colorful illustrations, rhymes, and trying to find the dog and camera on each page. Parents will love interacting and talking with their child as they read. As an added bonus, parents can add photographs and record eating milestones, making this book one that children will ask to have read OVER and OVER again!
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ISBN: 
9780985080686
Publication Date: 
2014
Binding: 
Paperback

Benjamin Dilley's Thirsty Camel

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$18.95
45th Anniversary Edition.

When it came to imagination, Benjamin Dilley was right up there with Einstein, Steve Jobs, and whoever came up with the idea for Disneyland. There wasn't anything Benjamin couldn't imagine, except maybe an honest politician or the idea of kissing a (ugh!) girl. Well, he could have if he'd wanted to I suppose but, gee, a guy has to draw the line somewhere!

Just about anything else was subject to his delightfully developed imagination, either in full color, black and white, 3D, with sound or without. As you will learn upon reading the story, this included a hippo dressed as an army general, a goat driving a sports car and a genie in (and out of) a bottle just to name a few.

Remember the days when you could do that? I still do it all the time, but folks seem to look at me a little strangely. They tend to say things like, "A little old for that kinda stuff, aren't you, pops?"

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ISBN: 
9781930900608
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Publication Date: 
1967
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Blueberry Girl

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$17.99

From New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman comes an affirming poem for unconventional, powerful, growing daughters at any age.

A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself.

Neil Gaiman and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn a wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them.

This beautiful picture book is a lovely graduation or baby shower gift.

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ISBN: 
9780060838089
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Publication Date: 
2009
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, As Told to Jenifer

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$7.99
The country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children. "It is difficult to believe that this very modern feminist tale was originally written in 1939. A gem of a fantasy in which kindness and cleverness win out over size and brawn." -- Learning Magazine
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ISBN: 
9780395185575
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Publication Date: 
April 3, 1974
Binding: 
Paperback

Day the Crayons Quit

Day the Crayons Quit
$17.99
$8.99
$8.99
$8.99 - $17.99
The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today.

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking--each believes he is the true color of the sun.

What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.


Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit

Amazon's 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013

Goodreads' 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

* "Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we've got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike." -BCCB, starred review

"Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights." -Booklist

"Fresh and funny." -The Wall Street Journal

"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again." -Library Media Connection

* "This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime." -School Library Journal, starred review

* "These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Utterly original." -San Francisco Chronicle

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ISBN: 
9780399255373
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Publication Date: 
June 27, 2013
Binding: 
BB

Do Like a Duck Does (USED)

Do Like a Duck Does (USED)
$7.00
The deliciously suspenseful story and bubbly verse will have toddlers bouncing in their seats!
Mama Duck has a good hunch that the big brown creature waddling behind her babies is no duck. As the foxy impostor sneaks closer and closer to Mama Duck's trailing brood, little listeners will delight in shouting out his identity. Infectious rhythms and fresh, expressive watercolors liven up the pursuit, which ends when Mama Duck confronts the villain, beak to snout - and beats him at his own game.
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ISBN: 
9780763616687
Publisher: 
Publication Date: 
2002
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Fanny at Chez Panisse

Fanny at Chez Panisse
$12.00
Chez Panisse is a restaurant in Berkeley, California, run by Alice Waters and her large group of friends. Her daughter Fanny's stories of this busy place are a friendly and funny introduction to the delights of real restaurant life, and her recipes show how easy and inexpensive it is to make good food with basic ingredients and simple techniques.

Opening up the magic world of cooking to children, Alice Waters describes, in the words of seven-year-old Fanny, the path food travels from the garden to the kitchen to the table. Teaching kids where food really comes from not just from the market but from farms and people who care about the earth, Fanny at Chez Panisse has lessons on the importance of eating with your hands, of garlic and of composting and recycling. It is also a delightful beginner's cookbook with 46 recipes that will tempt children into the desire to cook and eat with whole hearts, alert minds and all the senses. From banana milkshakes and green apple sherbet to cherry tomato pasta and black beans and sour cream, as well as spaghetti and meatballs, french fries and pizza, there is something here for every child to prepare and enjoy.

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ISBN: 
9780060168964
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Publication Date: 
November 10, 1992
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DJ Hardcover

Giants Come in Different Sizes

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$18.95
As far as I've been able to determine, giants come in roughly three sizes: 'Very' big, 'Way, WAY' big, and 'Good grief, would you look at THAT!' big. It is possible there there may be even larger ones, but I've never personally seen any.

A few folks, mostly adults, contend that there are no such things as giants. I will not waste your time nor mine disputing such radical theories. They probably don't believe in the Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy either. Blasphemy.

In addition (and you may not believe this) there are folks who dispute the fact that hamburgers grow on bushes. Good grief...doesn't anyone major in agriculture anymore? I know for a fact that a certain fast-food chain started this rumor. Want scientific proof? Well, there are pictures of several hamburgers bushes in this very book.

Jolly Roger

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ISBN: 
9781930900547
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Publication Date: 
1966
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

Go Get 'Em, Tiger! (A Hello!Lucky Book)

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$16.99
This very first picture book from the Hello!Lucky team celebrates milestones reached and challenges overcome!

The award-winning Hello!Lucky team brings their bold style and surefire laughs to a picture
book about an exuberant tiger tackling life's challenges and coming out on top. Perfect for celebrating any big milestone, from the first day of preschool to college graduation, and every goalpost in between.

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ISBN: 
9781419739644
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Publication Date: 
March 10, 2020
Binding: 
BB

Happy Day

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$4.99

Snow is falling. All the animals are fast asleep in their animal homes. They awake. They open their eyes. They sniff. They run. What will they find?

1950 Caldecott Honor Book
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ISBN: 
9780064431910
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Publication Date: 
January 1, 1900
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Paperback

Hello, World (used)

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$7.99
Renowned artist Michael Foreman invites small children to explore the world and its wonders. And what better way to do so than with friends?
As the day begins, Teddy and Baby set out to discover the wide world around them. New friends join with them as they go - kittens, puppies, ducklings, frogs, and chicks. There are trees to climb, fields to run in, sunny rocks to rest upon - and at the top of the hill, at the end of the day, the most magical discovery of all.
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ISBN: 
9780763621124
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Publication Date: 
October 13, 2003
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DJ Hardcover

Hermit No Name

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$15.00
Who's eating all the pepperoni rolls? Who's taking all the books off the shelves? Lucy is about to find out...Living in a forest full of hearsay, Lucy has always believed the rumors about the SCARY, HAIRY, and NO GOOD Hermit No Name. But when she finds herself face to face with him, she discovers the truth.
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ISBN: 
9781543964110
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Publication Date: 
May 12, 2019
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Paperback

Hey Baby Deja's New Adventure

Hey Baby Deja's New Adventure
$10.99
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ISBN: 
9781733612821
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Publication Date: 
January 1, 2019
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Paperback

Hundred Dresses

Hundred Dresses
$8.99

Eleanor Estes's The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since. At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn't and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it's too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda's classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again." This powerful, timeless story has been reissued with a new letter from the author's daughter Helena Estes, and with the Caldecott artist Louis Slobodkin's original artwork in beautifully restored color.

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ISBN: 
9780152052607
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Publication Date: 
September 1, 2004
Binding: 
BC

I AM A TIGER

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$17.99
When is a mouse not a mouse? When he's a tiger of course! This funny story is all about being who you want to be!
This is a story about a mouse with BIG ideas. Mouse believes he is a tiger, and he convinces Fox, Raccoon, Snake, and Bird he's one, too! After all, Mouse can climb a tree like a tiger and hunt for his lunch, too. And not all tigers are big and have stripes. But when a real tiger shows up, can Mouse keep up his act?

With hilarious text by Karl Newson and bright and vivid illustrations from Ross Collins, this uproariously funny, read-aloud picture book encourages children to use their imaginations and be who they want to be!

Doesn't everyone want to be a tiger?

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ISBN: 
9781338349894
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Publication Date: 
July 30, 2019
Binding: 
DJ Hardcover

If . . .

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$16.99
Take a fantastical journey through an inspiring world where anything can happen: leaves turn into fish, cats fly with wings, humans have tails, frogs eat rainbows, and dreams become visible.


First published in 1995, Sarah Perry's delightful picture book of "surreal possibilities" was the Getty's first children's title. Twenty-five years later it remains a visual feast that children of all ages enjoy.

Reissued to celebrate a remarkable book's 25th anniversary, this enhanced edition includes new illustrations and a reader's guide to the secrets of If... and is sure to appeal to a brand-new generation.

Recommended for ages three and up.

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ISBN: 
9781947440050
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Publication Date: 
March 3, 2020
Binding: 
BB

If I Had a Sleepy Sloth

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$14.95

From the duo behind If I Had a Dinosaur, Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow's If I Had a Sleepy Sloth is a charming and imaginative tale about taking the time to slow down.

Have you ever wondered what the best kind of pet is? It's a sloth, of course! When a little girl imagines experiencing a slower pace of life, she can't think of a better companion than a sleepy sloth. She could spend almost an entire day just taking a morning walk with her sloth. When the little girl introduces her sloth to her hairdresser, the hairdresser isn't pleased to discover the moss and moths (ewww!) that live in its fur, but what does that matter when her sloth is a champion on the jungle gym and amazing at climbing trees because of its super gripping skills!

With vibrant illustrations and playful rhymes, If I Had a Sleepy Sloth is a laugh- out-loud story that imagines having a sloth for a pet and provides a welcome alternative to the fast pace of modern life.

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ISBN: 
9780500651940
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Publication Date: 
March 17, 2020
Binding: 
Hardcover

Jerome (Used)

Jerome (Used)
$18.00
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SKU: 
224640
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Publication Date: 
1967
Binding: 
Hardcover

Joey and the Underwater Aquarium

Joey and the Underwater Aquarium
$18.00
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ISBN: 
9780578451770
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Publication Date: 
April 1, 2019
Binding: 
Paperback

Lafcadio : The Lion Who Shot Back (Used, i)

Lafcadio : The Lion Who Shot Back (Used, i)
$16.99

Shel Silverstein's first children's book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back—a whimsical tale of self-discovery and marshmallows—is turning fifty with a return to a vintage full-color cover.

Is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Written and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!

First published in 1963, this book had rave reviews from the New York Times, Time magazine, and Publishers Weekly, as well as a starred review from Kirkus. Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, Lafcadio is being reissued with a full-color cover featuring vintage art from Shel Silverstein discovered in the archives.

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back is the book that started Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator. He is also the creator of picture books such as A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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ISBN: 
0060256753 (9780060256753)
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Publication Date: 
1963
Binding: 
BB

Lamont, The Lonely Monster, With lift-and-look surprises (USED)

Lamont, The Lonely Monster, With lift-and-look surprises (USED)
$55.00
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SKU: 
13438
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Hardcover

Lion and the Bird

Lion and the Bird
$17.95

One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird's flock, the lion decides that it's up to him to care for the bird. He does and the two become fast friends. Nevertheless, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of Lion and what will become of their friendship?

Note: some pages in this book are intentionally blank to represent snow.

Marianne Dubuc received her degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec, Montreal. She has created many different kinds of books for readers of all ages. She is an internationally acclaimed illustrator whose work has been published by major publishers in fifteen countries.


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ISBN: 
9781592701513
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Publication Date: 
May 6, 2014
Binding: 
Hardcover

Lonely Doll

Lonely Doll
$22.99
Once there was a little doll. Her name was Edith. She lived in a nice house and had everything she needed except someone to play with. She was lonely! Then one morning Edith looked into the garden and there stood two bears!
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ISBN: 
9780395899267
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Publication Date: 
1957
Binding: 
BB